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ArthurDaniels Posted 4 years 5 months ago
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Hello All,

After I purchased my Triton Ones, I have been trying various configurations in order to best utilize my Triton Sevens (which I have owned for over a year and which had been my primary Fronts before the advent of my Triton Ones). After I set up the Triton Ones as my Fronts, I physically relocated my Triton Sevens to the rear of my listening room, about 7 feet behind my Listening Spot.

My first effort with the Sevens was to connect them to a second AV Receiver as Front Speakers, even though they were in the rear of the room and adjust their output levels to "backfill" the sound in the room. While reasonably satisfactory, I began to think about other possibilities. Also, I read about the possible "comb filter effect" of having more than one pair of Front Speakers.

Since my second AV Receiver has surround capability, I decided to connect the Sevens to the Surround Speaker terminals on this receiver, rather than to the Front Speaker terminals. With this setup, I can experiment with different surround sound-field options available in this second AV Receiver (a Sony STR DE 885), while continuing to drive my Triton Ones in the Pure Direct Mode from my Onkyo NR 3009 AV Receiver. The signal connection between the Onkyo and the Sony is via an analog L/R audio cable.

Right now, I have the Sony STR DE 885 set to Normal Surround and I have adjusted the volume level for the Triton Sevens to provide a pleasing amount of Rear Surround support for listening to music.

I have other Rear speakers available and separately connected for providing full surround during movies. For movies, I may or may not use the Triton Sevens.

For those of you who have gear available, you might want to consider my approach - particularly if you are listening to music in the Pure Direct mode and do not want to activate the surround speakers connected to your primary AV Receiver.

Comments are always welcome.

Best to all,

Art
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WayneWilmeth Posted 4 years 5 months ago
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Best of luck and listening to you Art!!!!
You have a couple of pairs of great speakers there, enjoy the music, whichever way you play them!!!!
God Bless,
Wayne
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murphyslaw1978 Posted 4 years 5 months ago
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I have SS50s on the back wall. So when listening to stereo music, only the Triton Twos are running. However, I also have 7-channel stereo as an option on my Harman Kardon AVR630, and that sounds pretty good to fill the entire basement with sound. Then, when I play movies, those are used for surround sound only.

So...just 1 AVR for all purposes. You may also find that some AVRs can do multiple zones - and you might find this can work as well.
7.1 today, moving to 7.1.4 tomorrow
(2) Triton Two - front mains
(1) Sat 60C - center
(2) Sat 50s - sides
(2) Sat 50s - rear
(2) DIY 18" Stereo Integrity subs, 1100w each
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ArthurDaniels Posted 4 years 5 months ago
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Hi Murph,

Thanks for your comments. There are indeed many ways to "skin the audio cat". My Onkyo NR 3009 is a 9.2 channel unit and can play 9 channel stereo - a truly room-filling sound. However, since I also have the Sony STR DE 885 AV Receiver, I decided to experiment with connecting my Triton Sevens to the Surround Speaker terminals on the Sony unit. The 885 Receiver has a wide array of sound simulations available, including settings to replicate the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Musikverein in Vienna. So, I am listening to my Triton One Fronts in the Pure Direct Mode setting on my Onkyo NR 3009 and playing with different settings and volume levels for my Triton Sevens as "Music Surround" speakers.

Who knows what I'll think of next?

Best,

Art
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